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Classic PC Games

Take a step back in time and revisit your favorite DOS and Windows games. The files available in this collection consist primarily of PC demos, freeware, and shareware. These files are the original releases which will require intermediate to advanced knowledge to install and run on modern operating systems. If you would rather simply try some classic MS-DOS games inside your browser you may wish to try the online MS-DOS Software Library. New games are added to this collection on a weekly basis.

Specific news regarding major updates can be found on our website Demu.

If you are the copyright holder of a classic computer game and would like the full version of your work to appear in the archive please e-mail me at swizzle@demu.org. I'm also more than happy to answer questions and fill requests.

Compatibility Information
The majority of these games will not run correctly on modern operating systems. For DOS titles you will need to use DOSBox. You can find an easy to follow DOSBox tutorial here.

Most Windows titles will need to be run through Windows Virtual PC under the appropriate version of Windows for full functionality. Some titles may *mostly* work by simply configuring them to use a compatibility mode.

If you are running Linux, BSD, Solaris or Mac OS X, Wine will run most of the older Windows based software (and DOSBox).


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Classic PC Games
by Paul Schneider
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It's not hard to make a trash fan happy. All you need is a post-apocalyptic world, a sexy chick with big...uhm...guns and hordes of zombies and other evil monsters. If you agree, "GunGirl" is certainly the right platform game for you, because it has more than enough of all these ingredients. An evil doctor has taken over the world and created an army of flesh eating zombies. You play a blonde chick that has to blast her way trough hordes of enemies to save mankind. To do so you have...
Topics: Windows games, Vintage computer games, Action games
Classic PC Games
by iGerard
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favorite 3
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"Abaddon" is a typical RPG in console style. But unlike most RPGs it doesn't have a fantasy or medieval background, but is settled in a post-apocalyptic world (you can compare it with "Wasteland" or "Fallout"). The game is suitable for genre beginners because it is quite linear (there are no subquests) and just a few different weapons, items and skills. The graphics are simple, the music is very atmospheric and controlling works fine with a gamepad (of course you...
Topics: Windows games, Vintage computer games, Role playing games
Classic PC Games
by Wouter van Oortmerssen
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Cube is actually not a game as such, but more of an engine for other people to build games on. A first person version is included in the game, but the real gem lies in the multiplayer option. A widely known freeware first person shooter like Cube does attract some attention, and there are always people online ready to play. This game differs from other games on here, as it is mostly an online game.
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Linux games, Vintage computer games, Action games
Classic PC Games
by Xmoto
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favorite 1
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X-Moto is an arcade physics-based motorcycle game bearing similarities to popular commercial title, Elasto Mania. The goal in each level is to reach the finish, sometimes collecting all strawberries/cogwheels (depends on version you play) scattered around the map. To be successful player must navigate through the series of slopes and gorges, perform wheelies and stoppies and avoid spiky obstacles called "wreckers". To add to the difficulty, driver's body can never touch any part of...
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Linux games, Vintage computer games, Action games
Classic PC Games
by Erik Hogan
software
eye 277
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"The Kiwi's Tale" is a cute platform game that was created for the Retro Remakes Competition 2008. It was loosely inspired by "The New Zealand Story" which was published by Taito in 1988. "Nik the Kiwi and his mates are relaxing on Stewart Island one sunny day. All is going well. Suddenly a UFO controlled by a mad Alien sheep comes along and abducts Nik's Kiwi mates! It seems that the sheep are envious of Kiwis being the icon of New Zealand and want revenge. And so Nik...
Topics: Windows games, Vintage computer games, Action games
Classic PC Games
by Hedgewars Project
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Developers's description: "Hedgewars is a turn based strategy, artillery, action and comedy game, featuring the antics of pink hedgehogs with attitude as they battle from the depths of hell to the depths of space. As commander, it's your job to assemble your crack team of hedgehog soldiers and bring the war to your enemy. Game Features * Hilarious and strategic turn based combat for up to 8 players * Both local and network multiplayer, with optional AI opponents * Battle on an infinite...
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Linux games, Vintage computer games, Action games
Classic PC Games
by Ludoko Studios
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Smaze is a 2D demake of Playstation first person shooter Haze. Smaze, being a typical Commando-like overhead shooter, makes use of Haze's gameplay mechanics involving "Nectar" - special drug which controls soldiers' minds. Leaving original aside, in Smaze Nectar is called venom and using it can cause various effects to your character - heal him, make him run faster (but shoot slower), make him run slower but do more damage or increase perception (useful for discovering hidden items)....
Topics: Windows games, Vintage computer games, Action games
Classic PC Games
by Derek Yu
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favorite 2
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Spelunky is a platformer with randomly generated dungeons. Game is divided into levels and to finish one you must find the exit (collecting as much treasure as you can along the way). Each time you begin the game they look different, but difficulty always slowly progresses, so the first levels are usually much easier to pass than later ones. At your disposal you have whip, set of ropes and bombs, but you can also buy or find other objects and tools which can be used in variety of ways. Game...
Topics: Windows games, Vintage computer games, Action games
Classic PC Games
by Bad Mouse Digital Art
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eye 1,036
favorite 3
comment 0
Back in the good old days (when I was still a child and the Commodore 64 was the greatest computer of all) the Parker Brothers published a game called "Montezuma's Revenge". Being one of the first platform games ever, it combined action, treasure hunting, multiple rooms, and puzzle solving. You take the role of Panama Joe, an adventurer and archeologist (kind of Indiana Jones) who searches an old Aztec pyramid to get to the great treasure chamber and collect all the jewels on his way....
Topics: Windows games, Vintage computer games, Action games, Game remakes
Classic PC Games
by Mark Rosten
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eye 1,252
favorite 4
comment 0
Windows-compatible remake of the Commodore game, published in 2001. The player steps into the shoes of legendary martial arts hero Bruce Lee and goes on to a journey in a mysterious temple filled with lethal traps and constantly hunted by two resilient enemies. You'll have to find your way through numerous screens, each hosting a series of collectible lanterns, which - when all picked up - open the gates to the next few rooms. Bruce will face fire, lightning and various spiky objects trying to...
Topics: Windows games, Vintage computer games, Action games
Classic PC Games
by Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw
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eye 711
favorite 2
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It's always nice to see a new game of Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw as this guy is a true master of atmosphere. In "Trilby: The Art of Theft" you'll meet once more with Trilby, one of the main caracters of the "John DeFoe" -series. But what is the game about? "1991. Two years before the events of 5 Days A Stranger. The eccentric British cat burglar Trilby is at large in an American city, robbing the rich to give to himself. Distrustful of his fellow man and patiently...
Topics: Windows games, Vintage computer games, Adventure games
Classic PC Games
by Brain Games
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favorite 2
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"The Goonies - 20th Anniversary Edition" is a remake of the classic game "The Goonies" that was published by Konami in 1986. The Remake was made for the 2006 Retro Remakes competition. Here's the official description: "The action takes place in the sleepy seaside town of Cauldron Point - down in an area known as the Goon Docks. The Goonies are a group of local kids - Mikey, Brand, Mouth, Chunk and Data. One day they find an old treasure map in Mikey's attic. Data...
Topics: Windows games, Vintage computer games, Action games
Classic PC Games
by Golden Axe Myth team
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favorite 6
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"The Empire of the Joined Lands has been the real symbol of wealth and power since a long time ago. But now, evil creeped into heart of the Empire, and the Golden Axe was stolen. The council of Defensors was tricked and misguided. The four best warriors of the whole realm are already on pursuit of the enemy. The council gave them the power of Elemental Magick, since great are the dangers they'll have to face. They know no fear or doubt. In their hearts and minds there's only the sacred...
Topics: Windows games, Vintage computer games, Action games